( International Student and Scholar Institute - Northeastern University
Cultural Events
Attend a seminar on setting up your banking account or learn Ballroom Dance. Try a yoga session or enjoy a major concert featuring a world-renowned performer. Celebrate cultural diversity during the University’s two-month-long Carnevale celebration. Your academic pursuits and life experience at Northeastern will be enriched and shaped by the activities you choose, the clubs you join, and the life-long friends you make at Northeastern. So get involved. Contribute. Experience. And enjoy!

Check our the ISSI's complete Fall Programs schedule below.



Saturday, 20
Cross Cultural Picnic – Strawberry Banke Museum (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
We invite you to enjoy a casual picnic lunch and informal intercultural dialogue at New Hampshire’s Strawberry Banke Museum. Students will be able to visit the Museum and see historical relics of New England. A boxed picnic lunch and transportation will be provided.
Register Here starting Friday, September 12th

Friday, 26
Apple Pie Baking Demonstration
ISSI Lounge, 405 Ell Hall (5:30 – 7:00 PM)
Come learn how to cook an Apple Pie and take home a recipe to try on your own!
Register Here starting Friday, September 19th

Saturday, 27
Apple Picking (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Participate in the quintessential New England activity and bring home your own bucket of delicious apples!
Register Here starting Friday, September 19th


Thursday, 2
Healthy Husky
ISSI Lounge, 405 Ell Hall (5:00 – 6:30 PM)
Now that the rush of the new semester is over, time to relax, right? We understand that in addition to the stresses of a rigorous academic schedule and social obligations, you wonder – “How am I going to take care of myself?” Join us for Healthy Husky and learn some tips and tricks on how to keep yourself healthy and happy. Refreshments provided.

Saturday, 11
An International Halloween – Trip to Salem (3:00 – 9:00 PM)
The ISSI International Student Leaders invite you to America’s most exciting Halloween Festival in the bewitching seaport of Salem, Massachusetts. Explore the city that may be most widely known as the site of the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
Register Here starting Friday, October 3rd

Saturday, 18
Head of the Charles (10:00 AM)
Join us and some of your new Northeastern friends for the 50th annual Head of the Charles Regatta. Enjoy a stroll through Harvard Square and be a spectator at an exciting regional and international water sport: Crew!
Register Here starting Friday, October 10th

Thursday, 23
Halloween Spooktacular!
ISSI Lounge, 405 Ell Hall (5:00 – 7:00 PM)
Join the ISSI for our first annual Halloween Spooktacular! Learn what Halloween means to Boston and American culture, play games and dress up in your costumes!
Register Here starting Thursday, October 16th


Saturday, 1
Wrentham Outlets (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
Are you ready for the winter?! Join us to shop at one of the best outlet malls in New England to find coats, boots and so much more! Premiumoutlets.com/Wrentham
Register Here starting Friday, October 24th

Sunday, 9 – Saturday, 15
Join your fellow Huskies to celebrate Northeastern!
Wear your red & black, take a picture with Paws and see a Hockey game! Events will be posted to the Center for Student Involvement website, northeastern.edu/csi

Saturday, 15
Plimoth Plantation (10:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
Plimoth Plantation is a re-creation of one of the original settlements on the East Coast. Travel back in time to 1627, just seven years after the Mayflower landed on Plimoth Rock and experience what life was like for America’s early settlers.
Register Here starting Friday, November 7th

Monday, 17 – Saturday, 22
International Education Week!
Join Northeastern University and the United States
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in celebrating International Education Week (IEW)! **schedule of events will come out on the ISSI website (northeastern.edu/issi) as the date gets closer.

Saturday, 22
IEW ISSI World Fair
Location: the Colonnade Hotel ( 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM)
*Registration through MyNEU will open Monday, November 10th
From Boston to Paris, London to Milan, Shanghai to Kyoto, let’s dance the night away in celebration of International Education Week (IEW) 2014! Join us at the IEW ISSI World’s Fair for dancing, performances, prizes and a look back at a week of cultural exchange, IEW 2014. For more information, check out the ISSI website (northeastern.edu/issi) as the date gets closer.

Tuesday, 25
Thanksgiving Dinner (12:00 – 2:00 PM)
Come feast with the ISSI! Learn about the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving and what life was like in Colonial America, then enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Feast! Yum!
Register Here starting Monday, November 17th


Tuesday, 9
Study Break! (1:00 – 4:00 PM)
Take a break from studying, you’ve worked so hard! Join us while supplies last to decorate a cookie or maybe even a cupcake!

You can find all these events and more on our monthly ISSI Newsletter. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, click here